The fire, which has spread to 9,846 acres and contained 5%, has also shown no signs of slowing down.
“The fires are burning in all directions, in all directions,” Cal Fire Chief Josh Janssen said during a news conference Wednesday morning.
“Due to the fire’s footprint, the fire was rapidly moving toward federal lands and it was decided to integrate with our federal allies so that we can collectively make decisions that are right for both the public and citizens of the region, Jansen said.
Circuit activity occurred “close to the time” when the deadly Fairview fire began, Southern California Edison said in a filing Monday, but the company said it “is not admitting that its equipment caused the wildfire.”
Another document filed in coordination with the report said the purpose of the notification is to notify the California Public Utilities Commission of the incident so that the agency can investigate.
The county’s website said, “Emergency proclamations can help the county qualify for potential federal and state aid and cost reimbursement. In addition, the proclamation allows the county to more easily provide services and goods needed to respond to emergencies.” permits to purchase.
The fire has also left evacuation orders and warnings in effect. Schools in the Hemet Unified School District have been closed until further notice.
Two people were killed in the rapidly growing Fairview Fire, which spread rapidly over dry vegetation. Sergeant Brandy Swan of the California Highway Patrol said Wednesday that the two men were family members.
“It appeared as if the two victims in the vehicle were trying to escape from the fire,” Swann said. He said the victims could not be identified.
He said a third woman, who is also a relative of the other victims, was found outside the vehicle.
“She has suffered some major injuries and is recovering in the hospital,” Swann said. “Always when there is a loss, we always feel it. It hurts to think that the fire spread so fast that they couldn’t get out.”
CNN’s Nooran Salahih, Rachel Ramirez and Dakin Andone contributed to this report.